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2023 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 25.6 11.0 52.5 6.9 1.7
Post Season 26.4 7.6 40.4 6.3 1.3

Top Wendell Carter Jr. News

  • Magic's Wendell Carter: Undergoing offseason surgery

    Carter will undergo surgery to stabilize the third metacarpal in his left hand, Jason Beede of the Orlando Sentinel reported Saturday. Carter is expected to make a full recovery ahead of the 2024-25 season.

    In simpler terms, Carter will have a procedure to fully fix his left hand -- the same hand he sustained a fractured middle finger on early this season -- and is expected to be ready for the 2024-25 campaign. Carter missed a month and a half after sustaining the injury (which required surgery) in November but was able to return and appear in 55 games (48 starts) overall. He's set for re-evaluation four weeks after the procedure.

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  • Magic's Wendell Carter: Close to double-double in Game 7

    Carter produced 13 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and three steals across 35 minutes during Sunday's 106-94 loss to Cleveland in Game 7 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

    Carter started each of Orlando's final five games of the series and scored in double digits in three of those starts, so it's safe to say he was an upgrade over Jonathan Isaac, who started at center in the first two contests. Across his five starts in the series, Carter averaged 8.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

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  • Magic's Wendell Carter: Productive across the board

    Carter closed Tuesday's 104-103 loss to the Cavaliers in Game 5 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs with seven points (3-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one steal across 33 minutes.

    Despite a quiet night offensively, Carter still had a big impact on the game, particularly on the boards and the defensive end. However, he's had a tough series overall, averaging just 5.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists through the first five games.

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  • Magic's Wendell Carter: Sinks two triples in win

    Carter provided 11 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds and one assist across 24 minutes during Saturday's 112-89 win over Cleveland in Game 4 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

    Carter started both wins in Orlando after coming off the bench during the two losses in Cleveland. The big man totaled just 11 points on 21.4 percent shooting through the first three games, so his efficient offensive production was a surprising bright spot for the Magic. Jonathan Isaac, who Carter replaced in the starting lineup, popped for 14 points, seven boards and two blocks during the Game 4 win, so it's safe to assume both players are more comfortable in their current roles.

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  • Magic's Wendell Carter: Starting in Game 3

    Carter is in the starting lineup to face the Cavaliers on Thursday, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.

    Carter was the starting center for the majority of the regular season, and he will slot back into that role as the Magic attempt to shake things up ahead of a pivotal Game 3 at home. Carter has averaged 10.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in a starting role this season.

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  • Magic's Wendell Carter: Coming off bench

    Carter will play a reserve role in Saturday's Game 1 matchup with the Cavaliers.

    Carter was nursing back issues heading into the playoffs and came off the bench in Orlando's regular-season finale. He was not on the injury report heading into Game 1, so it is unclear if the decision has anything to do with his back. Jonathan Isaac will again start at center in Carter's place.

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  • Magic's Wendell Carter: Available but not starting

    Carter (back) has been cleared to play Sunday versus Milwaukee, but he is not in the starting lineup.

    It appears that Carter could profile as an emergency alternative Sunday, or operate on a limited workload after being limited to just four minutes of action while attempting to play through his ongoing back injury during Friday's loss to Philadelphia. Jonathan Isaac will run with the first unit against Milwaukee.

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  • Magic's Wendell Carter: Game-time decision Sunday

    Carter (back) is a game-time decision for Sunday's game against Milwaukee, Jason Beede of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

    Carter's status is a swing factor for a contest with substantial meaning in the Eastern Conference standings, as Orlando is currently in a three-way tie for the fifth seed with a chance of slipping into the Play-In Tournament. Moritz Wagner is averaging 12.8 points and 5.0 rebounds in 21.1 minutes across 27 contests in which Carter has been unavailable this season.

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  • Magic's Wendell Carter: Iffy against Milwaukee

    Carter (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Bucks.

    Carter is in danger of missing Sunday's contest after being held to just four minutes of action against Philadelphia due to back spasms. If the 24-year-old center is ruled out, Moritz Wagner and Goga Bitadze will likely receive increased playing time.

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  • Magic's Wendell Carter: Limited to four minutes by injury

    Carter (back) didn't return to Friday's 125-113 loss to the 76ers after exiting the game with 8:11 in the first quarter due to back spasms. He finished with four points (2-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt) during his time on the court.

    The Magic had listed Carter as questionable to return shortly after he suffered the injury, but he remained on the bench for the start of the second half and never checked back into the contest. After suffering the loss, the Magic are tied with the Pacers and 76ers for the fifth through seventh seeds in the Eastern Conference standings, while the Heat sit one game behind in the eighth spot. With the Magic eager to avoid the Play-In Tournament by falling to the No. 7 or 8 seed, the team will hope to have Carter available for Sunday's regular-season finale versus the Bucks.

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  • Magic's Wendell Carter: Heads to locker room

    Carter is questionable to return to Friday's game against the 76ers due to back spasms.

    Carter exited in the first half after experiencing back spasms and went straight to the locker room. Moritz Wagner and Goga Bitadze would be in line for more chances at center if Carter is unable to return.

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  • Magic's Wendell Carter: Sniffs double-double

    Carter had 11 points (5-11 FG, 1-6 3Pt), eight rebounds, three assists, one block and two steals over 34 minutes during Sunday's 113-98 win over the Bulls.

    Carter has been playing well of late and finished just two boards away from recording what would've been his fourth double-double over his last five appearances. He's averaging 13.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game since the beginning of April.

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  • Magic's Wendell Carter: Another dominant display

    Carter had 17 points (6-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-7 FT), 13 rebounds, five assists, one block and three steals across 31 minutes during Monday's 104-103 win over the Trail Blazers.

    Carter has recorded back-to-back double-doubles while making his presence felt on the defensive side of the ball, recording two blocks and five steals in that span. Carter is not expected to be a go-to guy on offense in a scheme led by Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner, but any contributions on offense will certainly boost his fantasy upside. He's averaging 10.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game over his last 11 contests.

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  • Magic's Wendell Carter: Posts double-double in big win

    Carter produced 15 points (4-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 13 rebounds, two assists, one block and two steals in 28 minutes during Saturday's 118-88 victory over Memphis.

    Carter was immense on both ends of the court Saturday, limiting Jaren Jackson to a four-point, four-rebound effort while also recording his seventh double-double of the campaign. The 13 rebounds were Carter's second-best mark of the season, and he also snapped a six-game stretch with single-digit scoring figures.

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  • Magic's Wendell Carter: Held in check in win

    Carter supplied nine points (4-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists and one steal across 27 minutes during Sunday's 111-96 win over the Raptors.

    This wasn't Carter's best showing, but it's worth noting that Moritz Wagner simply had the hot hand off the bench with 14 points in 18 minutes. Carter played really well in his previous three games with averages of 14.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists, so one dud isn't something to be overly concerned about.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 270 lbs
Birthplace: Fairburn, GA
Age: 25
School: Duke
Experience: 6